herbage

noun

herb·​age ˈ(h)ər-bij How to pronounce herbage (audio)
1
: herbaceous vegetation (such as grass) especially when used for grazing
2
: the succulent parts of herbaceous plants

Examples of herbage in a Sentence

added some ferns and other herbage to the sidewalk planters
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of herbage was in the 14th century

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“Herbage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herbage. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

herbage

noun
herb·​age ˈ(h)ər-bij How to pronounce herbage (audio)
1
: vegetation (as grass) composed of herbs especially when used for grazing
2
: the juicy parts of herbs or plants that resemble herbs

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